Leadership in high-value services for manufacturers:an exploration of the impact to facilitates practices

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Baines, Tim ; Lightfoot, Howard (2013)
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Servitization is a growing area of interest amongst practitioners, policy makers and academics, and much is still to be learnt about its adoption in practice. This paper makes a contribution to this debate by identifying the key facilities practices that successfully servitizing manufacturers appear to be deploying and the underlying rationale behind their configuration. Although these are preliminary findings from a longer-term research programme,this short communication seeks to highlight implications to manufacturing professionals and organisations who are considering the servitization of their operations.
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